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Police officer injured and 6 people arrested after Grimsby Town's friendly

A police officer was injured and six people arrested during trouble involving football fans in Cleethorpes.

Blundell Park Credit: Press Association

There were confrontations between fans before and after Grimsby Town's friendly against Sheffield United yesterday afternoon.

Pubs in the town were closed and extra police officers were brought in to deal with disorder in and around the Blundell Park stadium.

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Bosses 'should allow time for staff to watch Olympics'

Employers should consider introducing flexible working in the coming weeks to allow sports fans to watch the Olympics, experts have said.

Workers should be allowed time to watch the Olympics, Acas said Credit: PA

Conciliation service Acas issued has issued guidance urging bosses to consider allowing staff to start later or finish early and make up time on different days. They should also be allowed to swap shifts, the advice adds.

Acas chairman Sir Brendan Barber said flexible working agreements could help managers get the best from their teams.

Rio 2016 will be an exciting event for many sports fans but staff should avoid getting disqualified for unreasonable demands or behaviour in the workplace during this period.

Many businesses need to maintain a certain staffing level in order to survive and sprint to that finish line.

Employers should have a set of simple workplace agreements in place before the starting gun goes off for the Olympic Games.

These agreements can help ensure businesses remain productive whilst keeping staff happy too, which are key ingredients for a gold medal winning team line up.

– Sir Brendan Barber, Acas


Hull City fans chant former manager's name at Scunthorpe friendly

Hull City fans chanted the name of their former manager Steve Bruce at today's friendly against Scunthorpe.

Steve Bruce

Fans brought banners showing support for Bruce who left on Friday. Many blame his departure on the club's owners.

Speculation is mounting over who will replace Bruce as newly promoted Hull City prepare for the coming season in the premiership.

GB Olympic table tennis squad returns to Sheffield for final training session

The Great Britain table tennis squad for the Rio Olympics has come together for a final practice session at their former base in Sheffield.

The English Institute of Sport in the Don Valley was HQ of British table tennis leading up to London 2012, but moved south when the sport lost lottery funding after the games.

Picked for Rio are Liam Pitchford from Chesterfield, Paul Drinkhall from Loftus near Redcar, and Sam Walker from Worksop.

They are coached by the former British number one Alan Cooke, a two-time Olympian, who's also from Chesterfield. John Shires has been talking to them.

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